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Catullus Rediviva, original poems inspired by Catullus, by Steven Carter


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There’s never a dull moment with Steven Carter, and he has never been in better form than in this meeting of the minds with the infamous, learned, wild poet Catullus. Carter riffs on many of the same themes — the age-old themes — but he also confronts the poet, searching for the wellsprings of his inspiration, and finding the lyrical beauty that underpins the scatalogical and erotic surface. Marylin Hazelton calls the resulting work “devastatingly beautiful.”

     Watching her, I wonder who in the gawking throng
     Knows the origin of “honeymoon”?
     Well, I’ll tell you:
     In Babylonia, the proud parents of bride and groom
     Deposited jars of honeyed wine on their doorstep
     As they frolicked within;
     — A jar of wine per night, full moon
     To full moon.

ISBN: 978-1-936848-75-1
Pages: 134
Size: 5" x 7.5"
Binding: perfect softbound

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